Have you lost some of the messages on your iPhone are you are certain you did not delete them? It may seem like your messages鈥 disappearing act is not a new outrageous thing that is happening only to you. It is actually quite common and can be easily explained. In fact, there are several things you can do to try to get them back or prevent them from disappearing again.

This article will act as your guide in the quest to find your missing messages and share with you various ways you can keep the messages safe. Let鈥檚 begin by trying to find your missing messages.

Option聽#1. Check Your Settings

If the messages you are looking for are more than 30 days old, you may want to check the 鈥Keep Messages鈥 setting to see if you have set it to keep messages that are 30 days old.

To do that go to Settings > Messages > Keep Messages.

If it is set to 30 days it means that any messages that are older than 30 days old have been deleted.

Check Your Settings

Option #2. Check Your Storage Space

We have seen some comments on Reddit and Apple Communities states that the low storage space may affect the functionality of the iPhone. So you might need to check the status on your iPhone to make sure that you have adequate storage space and then remove some unnecessary files if you need to.

Option聽#3. Apple System Error

Yet, sometimes it might not be your fault at all. If everything checks out but you still keep losing some of your messages, you may want to check if the problem is with Apple鈥檚 message system status. To do that go to https://support.apple.com/systemstatus/聽and if you find that there is indeed a problem you might want to contact Apple support for further assistance.

Apple System Error

Option聽#4. Recover Deleted iPhone Messages

If you are certain that your messages have been deleted and are no longer on the device, you may need the services of a good data recovery tool to help you get then back. One of the best data recovery programs to choose from is iMyFone D-Back. Not only can recover up to 19 different types of data, but it can also be used to extract data from your iTunes and iCloud backups.

To use this program to recover deleted messages from your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Begin by installing the program to your computer and then launch it. From the main window, select 鈥Recover from iOS Device鈥 and then click 鈥Start鈥 to begin. Select 鈥Message鈥 in the next window as the type of data to recover and then click 鈥Next鈥.

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to detect the device. Click 鈥Scan鈥.

Step 3: When the scanning process is complete, you should see a list of all messages on that device displayed in the next window. Select the messages you want to recover and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to save them to your computer.

Recover Deleted iPhone Messages

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Option #5. Backup and Restore Messages Individually

To prevent this problem from occurring again especially if you still haven鈥檛 figured out what is causing it, you may want to create a backup of your messages. Conventional backup methods like iTunes and iCloud will not be helpful if you want a backup of just the messages. Instead, you should consider using iTransor, a third-party backup and restore tool that will allow you to easily backup all data on the device or choose to backup only a section of the data on your device. It also allows you to restore only messages from iPhone backup.

To use iTransor to backup only your messages to avoid losing them, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Install iTransor to your computer and then launch it. In the main window, click on 鈥Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud鈥 and then click 鈥Back up Device鈥.

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and once the program recognizes the device, select 鈥Select One or More Data Types鈥 and ensure 鈥Messages鈥 is selected.

Step 3: Click on 鈥Backup Now鈥 and the process will begin immediately. Keep the device connected throughout the entire process. You can restore your iPhone from the backup you create without affecting other data on your device.

Recover Deleted iPhone Messages

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